Parrikar in Srinagar, briefed by army chief

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Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reached here on Sunday evening to take stock of the situation in Jammu and Kashmi in wake of the terrorist strike on an army camp in Uri in which 17 soldiers were killed and 30 others injured.

The army chief, Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, who reached here earlier on Sunday and other top army officers briefed him on the terror attack.

Gen Singh earlier visited the site of the militant strike and interacted with the field commanders there.

Parrikar later visited the 92 Base Hospital at the Badami Bagh cantonment here and interacted with the injured soldiers.

All the four heavily armed terrorists who mounted the suicide attack were killed in the ensuing gunfight inside the army camp, but the mopping operation is still going on.

Defence sources said the four ‘fidayeen’ were foreigners belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit.

They also said 13 to 14 soldiers among the 17 killed had died because of fire in the tents where the soldiers were asleep when the attack took place.

The army said four AK-47 rifles and four under-barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs) were recovered from the slain guerrillas.



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